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European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg court rules refusal to recognise residence rights same-sex partner discriminatory

Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to grant one partner in a same-sex couple a residence permit violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, particularly Article … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Press releases on July 4th, 2016
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Strasbourg Court: family reunification rights also count for same-sex couples

Yesterday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that refusing same-sex couples residence permits with the purpose of family reunification on the basis of their sexual orientation is discriminatory. The case was brought to the European Court after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 24th, 2016
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Strasbourg Court: sterilisation requirement for gender reassignment surgery is a violation of privacy

Tuesday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the requirement of permanent infertility to undergo gender reassignment surgery is a violation of the right to privacy, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 12th, 2015
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Strasbourg ruling: divorce requirement for legal gender recognition ‘no violation of Human Rights’

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the divorce requirement for people who wish to change their legal gender and are married, is not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg based Court … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 17th, 2014
Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech event

Summary: Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech

Together with ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the LGBT Intergroup organised a seminar Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Under the chairing of Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup Sophie in ‘t Veld, several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on October 24th, 2013
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European and German high courts rule same-sex couples are regular parents

Today two high courts in Europe ruled in favour of same-sex couples adopting children. Both judgments make clear that lesbian and gay couples provide children the same safety and stability as heterosexual couples do. Go Here

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 19th, 2013
European Court of Human Rights

Landmark Strasbourg ruling: Religious beliefs are no reason to oppose rights of same-sex couples

Today the European Court of Human Rights ruled that religious beliefs may not justify opposing the rights of same-sex couples. British laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation were upheld.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2013
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The European Court of Human Rights keeps Poland in line with LGBT rights

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights welcomed a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights. The court in Strasbourg ruled that Poland was wrong to deny de facto same-sex couples the rights afforded to their heterosexual counterparts. … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on March 5th, 2010